Suicide News

‘Honeycomb’ Brain Damage Afflicts Some Vets Who Survive Blasts

January 26th, 2015
Researchers have discovered honeycomb-shaped patterns of broken and swollen nerve fibers in the brains of some veterans who survived an improvised explosive device (IED), according to a new study at Johns Hopkins University. These hidden brain injuries may be the physical evidence behind ...

Probes of MDs Can Lead to Severe Depression, Anxiety

January 18th, 2015
Physicians who are being investigated because of complaints tend to suffer from high rates of severe depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, according to a new U.K. study published in the journal BMJ Open. The researchers suggest that by causing psychological ill health and encouraging ...

Mapping Brain Abnormalities Tied to Teen Suicide Risk

January 4th, 2015
Researchers at Yale University have identified certain abnormalities in the prefrontal cortex and other related brain regions in young people who have attempted suicide. The findings, recently presented at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology’s annual meeting, suggest that deficits in frontal systems may ...

Parent Suicide Attempts Linked to Increased Risk in Kids

December 31st, 2014
A new study has found that a suicide attempt by a parent increased the odds nearly fivefold that a child would attempt suicide. For the study, David A. Brent, M.D., of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and his colleagues followed the children ...

Study Links Suicide Risk with Insomnia, Alcohol Use

December 28th, 2014
A new study has found that alcohol use is “significantly associated” with suicide risk among women. Further analysis also revealed that insomnia symptoms explained a significant proportion of the relationship between alcohol and suicide risk among women. For men, there was no direct effect ...

Soldiers with Mental Illness at High Suicide Risk in Year After Hospital Stay

December 15th, 2014
U.S. Army soldiers who have been admitted to the hospital with a psychiatric disorder are at far greater risk for attempting suicide during the first 12 months after the hospital discharge, according to new research by the Army Study to Assess Risk ...

On-Line Intervention Reduces Suicide Risk in Veterans

December 5th, 2014
A new study suggests a brief online intervention may help veterans reduce the risk of suicide. In their research, psychologist from Florida State University developed a simple computer-based approach to treating anxiety sensitivity. They believe the software may provide significant benefit for veterans ...

Psychotherapy Cuts Suicide Risk by 26 Percent

November 24th, 2014
Psychotherapy Drops Suicide Risk by 26%How do you help someone who is struggling with thoughts of suicide? Suggest they talk to a therapist. A new study out of the University of Copenhagen and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg ...

Suicide Risk Plummets After Talk Therapy

November 23rd, 2014
Repeated suicide attempts and deaths by suicide were about 25 percent lower among a group of Danish people who participated in voluntary talk therapy after a suicide attempt, according to a new study. The study is believed to be the first to show ...

Canadian Study: Rates of Mental Illness Steady in Children and Teens

November 4th, 2014
A large study of Canadian youth discovers symptoms of mental illness in children and adolescents do not appear to be increasing. The finding, as published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), suggests a different mental health trajectory compared to some media reports. "Popular media ...